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Eco-warrior Prince Harry waits in PRIVATE JET for 30 minutes while staff brings forgotten polo kit in SUV

The staff of the Duke of Sussex, who is often seen preaching his view on the climate crisis, arrived at the airport in a gas-guzzling Range Rover
UPDATED AUG 26, 2022
Prince Harry was traveling to Aspen to compete in a polo tournament (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Prince Harry was traveling to Aspen to compete in a polo tournament (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Prince Harry was recently spotted waiting in a $9M private jet for more than 30 minutes after he forgot his polo kit and had his staff deliver it to the idling plane.

The Duke of Sussex was seen boarding the Bombardier Challenger 600 at a Santa Barbara airport around 11 am on Wednesday, August 25. The prince was traveling to Aspen to compete in a round-robin tournament. Harry arrived at the airport on time in his electric Audi SUV but ended up sitting idle for at least 30 minutes as his staff carried in his polo kit.


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The staff of the Duke of Sussex, who is often seen preaching his view on the climate crisis and deteriorating environment, arrived at the airport with his polo kit in a gas-guzzling Range Rover. Two men were seen delivering Harry’s kit and mallets in a golf cart.

The $9 million Bombardier Challenger 600 is owned by Prince Harry’s beloved friend and Florida-based businessman Marc Ganzi, who is a polo enthusiast and has been seen playing with Harry’s brother Prince William and father Prince Charles.

Before making his comeback, Harry said he and his team were delighted to return once again to the stunning grounds of Aspen Valley Polo Club for the annual Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Harry will be joining Nacho Figueras at the Aspen Valley Polo Club, where they will play together for the same team.

It is still unclear whether Meghan Markle and their two children, Archie and Lilibet, will be seen cheering the Duke or not. The annual event is held at the Aspen Valley Polo Club and serves as the single-largest fundraising event for the charity to advance its mission on behalf of young people across Lesotho and Botswana.

However, Prince Harry is being slammed for his hypocritical behavior. Climate experts believe that the Duke of Sussex’s hour-and-a-half trip to Aspen would release more than six tonnes of carbon dioxide for the one-way trip and it will get doubled up if he returned in the same jet. This is not the first time the Sussexes are being criticized for using private jets despite preaching about the environment. Harry and Meghan received a huge backlash in June after they flew back to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations aboard a private jet.

Climate experts earlier revealed that the trip to California from the United Kingdom resulted in ten times more carbon being emitted than any average commercial flight. Defending himself, Prince Harry previously said that he travels commercial 99 percent of the time but is forced to opt for private jets in case of emergency and security. He also claimed he tried to balance out the effects of private flights by off-setting his CO2 emissions in 2019.